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The Metropolitan Opera has closed, but it’s offering nightly streams of encore presentations from its Live in HD series.

Online, over the airwaves, or via satellite, listeners can hear thrilling performances by today’s most celebrated artists as well as legendary singers from the company’s past, all originally captured in live broadcasts spanning almost nine decades of Met history.

Saturday Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday Matinee Broadcasts are the longest-running classical radio series in American broadcast history. That rich tradition continues unbroken in the 2020–21 season with an expanded schedule of encore broadcasts selected from the company’s audio archives and aired over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Get fully immersed in this Emmy and Peabody award-winning series, featuring the most talented artists from across the globe. Each opera is broadcast live on our screens on Saturdays, followed by encore showings of the previously recorded performance on Wednesdays.

The streams began on Monday, March 16th, 2020. Each will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the date listed below, and will remain available on metopera.org until 6:30 p.m. the next day. If you happen to use a Met Opera on Demand app, it will be available there too.

To watch the streams

  • Scroll down to the opera you want to watch and click on the name of the opera
  • Remember: it will only be available for free streaming the day listed, starting at 7:30 p.m., and then until 6:30 p.m. the next day. If you click on one that is not currently available, it will give you information about the opera, but will not be available for free streaming. So, only one opera at a time will be available for free streaming, although there will be links for each opera.
  • You might also see a button that says “Watch Now” on the Metropolitan Opera’s home page, and that one will stream the currently available opera.

Schedule for streams

Monday, April 5
Gounod’s Faust
Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, and René Pape, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by Des McAnuff. From December 10, 2011.

Tuesday, April 6
Verdi’s Rigoletto
Starring Christiane Eda-Pierre, Isola Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Louis Quilico, and Ara Berberian, conducted by James Levine. Production by John Dexter. From December 15, 1981.

Wednesday, April 7
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Starring Anna Netrebko, Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov, Peter Mattei, and Štefan Kocán, conducted by Robin Ticciati. Production by Deborah Warner. From April 22, 2017.

Thursday, April 8
Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini
Starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. Production by Piero Faggioni. From April 7, 1984.

Friday, April 9
Shostakovich’s The Nose
Starring Andrey Popov, Alexander Lewis, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pavel Smelkov. Production by William Kentridge. From October 26, 2013.

Saturday, April 10
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by Plácido Domingo. Production by Guy Joosten. From December 15, 2007.

Sunday, April 11
Verdi’s Luisa Miller
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Olesya Petrova, Piotr Beczała, Plácido Domingo, Alexander Vinogradov, and Dmitry Belosselskiy, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Production by Elijah Moshinsky. From April 14, 2018.

Monday, April 12
Massenet’s Cendrillon
Starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Production by Laurent Pelly. From April 28, 2018.

Tuesday, April 13
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by Mariusz Treliński. From February 14, 2015.

Wednesday, April 14
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Julie Taymor. From October 14, 2017.

Thursday, April 15
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Starring Judith Blegen, Frederica von Stade, Jean Kraft, Rosalind Elias, and Michael Devlin, conducted by Thomas Fulton. Production by Nathaniel Merrill. From December 25, 1982.

Friday, April 16
Dvořák’s Rusalka
Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. From February 25, 2017.

Saturday, April 17
Puccini’s Turandot
Starring Eva Marton, Leona Mitchell, Plácido Domingo, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. From April 4, 1987.

Sunday, April 18
Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli, and Luca Pisaroni, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Production by Cesare Lievi. From May 10, 2014

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What's the best way to listen to the Saturday matinee broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera? On WRTI 90.1, of course! Join us on Saturdays at 1 PM for the entire 2019/2020 season of opera broadcasts. *Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all broadcasts will be pre-recorded from previous seasons.

Listen on the radio at 90.1 FM, on the popular WRTI Mobile App, or stream from our website at WRTI.org.

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. *WRTI is proud to bring you the 89th season. Mary Jo Heath is host and Ira Siff is commentator for the broadcasts, which include a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz.

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